Wednesday, July 21, 2004


I am wondering why Paul would tell us to judge but that we are not worthy to judge yet Jesus tells us to judge not lest we be judged and in the old testament it says that God loves good judgement yet we live in a world where we must make judgemental descisions, sometimes every day. For a man to go through his whole life without running into troubles that require some kind of moral descision that goes against another appears to be a curse on men.

1Co 6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? 1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 1Co 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 1Co 6:4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. 1Co 6:5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between, his brethren? 1Co 6:6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. 1Co 6:7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law,  one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?  1Co 6:8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

Any way on to the title of this entry. Zacchaeus a man most despised of men yet God loved him anyway and desired him to be in his eternal court. This comes to my attention from the preache's son in a sermon from last Sunday. I am just finally now getting around to making comments on the matter.

Luk 19:1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.Luk 19:2 And, behold, there was a man named,  Zacchaeus,  which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.Luk 19:3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. Luk 19:4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. Luk 19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at thy house.Luk 19:6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.Luk 19:7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

During this dinner Zaccaeus true heart came out because God had seen fit to visit him and what he truly desired was the recognition from God. I have no doubt that he had desired this all his life and God made it so.  Also note that no man can come to this place without God putting it in his heart and keeping it there.
Zaccheus was so overjoyed that he repented and deamed  to make  all things whatsoever he could right.

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